AUSTIN, Texas - Despite multiple weather-related delays, the UConn men's track and field team wrapped up the second of three days of competition at the 89th Texas Relays on Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
In addition to the Texas Relays, selected student-athletes competed at day two of the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Texas St., on Friday.
"It was another very good day," said head coach Greg Roy. "Matt Graziano got things going by making the final in the discus and Mike O'Donnell just ran out of the track trying to catch the Texas A&M student-athlete in the DMR. I was happy with performances from John Landis and Chris Ackell at Texas St. as well. It was a very solid day under difficult conditions."
Junior thrower Matt Graziano picked up a top-10 finish in the discus throw final, notching a 50.61m toss en route to a ninth-place result.
Sophomore Stephon Henry continued a strong meet, picking up an 18th-place finish in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.51 seconds.
At Texas St., John Landis secured a second-place in the long jump, notching a leap of 7.36m. In the hammer throw, Chris Ackell finished second with a mark of 59.96m, while teammate Oluwatosin Edwards grabbed eighth with a throw of 53.21m.
Tim Murphy took fourth in the pole vault (4.70m) to round out the action on the field.
The Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field is home to the Texas Soccer and Texas Track and Field programs. The state-of-the-art facility possesses all the amenities that comprise the top dual-sport venues in the nation. Located adjacent to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the complex features a European-style layout with a full-sized soccer field in the center. The stadium seats more than 20,000 spectators and contains two separate scoreboards for track and soccer, full lighting for night events, and ample concessions areas.
Check back with uconnhuskies.com on Sunday morning for a recap of day three.